CSI 4*

Mariano Bastida & Belano vd Wijnhoeve Z are the Best in €30,480 Medium Grand Prix CSI 4*

Vejer de La Frontera, Spain – March 13, 2022 – The Spanish anthem has resounded loudly at the Montenmedio equestrian facilities thanks to the performance of Mariano Martínez Bastida (ESP) who, riding ‘Belano van de Wijnhoeve Z‘, was the fastest in the €30,480 Medium Tour Andalucía Grand Prix CSI 4*

Holly Smith (GBR) & Fruselli

Last in the playoff round disputed by twelve teams, he managed to beat the British Holly Smith (GBR) who, with ‘Fruselli‘, had stopped the clock in 36.99 seconds. 

Mariano Martinez Bastida (ESP) & Belano vd Wijnhoeve Z

Martínez invested 36.76 seconds to complete the route mounted on track 5 Milton at a height of 1.50 meters. After finishing the test, the Spaniard was really enthusiastic about the result and highlighted the great performance of his 13-year-old son of (Berlin x Darco) who, according to the rider, “is very big but super agile, which has allowed us to solve the try this great success”.

Both he and the British Smith received their trophies from the Vice President of the Junta de Andalucía and Minister of Tourism, Regeneration, Justice and Local Administration, Juan Marín, who followed live the development of this Grand Prix, sponsored by Tourism and Sport of the Junta de Andalucía.

Jens Baackmann (GER) & Aglaia J

The German Jens Baackmann (GER) returned to occupy positions of honor today, getting the bronze in this exciting test with ‘Aglaia J‘, after the fourth prize obtained in yesterday’s Grand Prix.

For her part, yesterday’s winner, the renowned French rider Penélope Leprevost (FRA), was fourth in today’s most important race with ‘GFE Candy de Nantuel‘.

Mariano Martinez Bastida (ESP) & Belano vd Wijnhoeve Z during the awards ceremony

Final Results – €30,480 Andalucia MT Grand Prix CSI 4*

1) Mariano Martinez Bastida (ESP) & Belano vd Wijnhoeve Z – 0 / 0 – 36.76

2) Holly Smith (GBR) & Fruselli – 0 / 0 – 36.99

3) Jens Baackmann (GER) & Aglaia J – 0 / 0 – 37.61

Source: Press Release from Sunshine Tour

Photo: ©Moisés Basallote Fotografía